Obesity

Obesity has become a problem in the United States-especially in children. A good way to minimize this problem is to set 30 minutes a day to be physically active with your children and minimize their food portions. Be creative with their food! Add fruit on pancakes, hide spinach in enchiladas, or add water to their…

Hypertrophy

If you are looking to tone your muscles, or increase the size of your muscles (hypertrophy), be sure to include protein in your diet. Protein products are found in foods such as milk, cheese, nuts, meat, and tuna. Remember to avoid hydrogenated fat products, and avoid foods containing large amounts of refined sugar.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A contributes to your vision, healthier breast feeding for women and helps maintain skeletal tissue and healthy teeth. Vitamin A can be found in eggs, milk, meat, cream, liver, cheese, halibut, and fish oil, leafy green veggies, and much more. RDA guidelines indicate how much we should have in our diet. For mo…re information…

Calcium Facts

Calcium helps keep our bones nice and strong for support of our skeletal systems. Calcium ions are an important element in our body that helps us contract and relax every muscle in our body. In order for us use our muscles and bones properly, have strong support, and muscle contractions, add calcium to your diet.

Diet Modification

To live a healthier lifestyle, modify your diet. By including different vegetables, especially leafy greens can bring many vitamins and antioxidants to your body. Adding more fiber is also recommended in a modified diet. Fiber is easily found in wheat products, nuts, almonds, pecans, and much more. A well balanced diet can help improve many…

Creatine Supplements

Wondering about using Creatine supplements? Well, if you’re a weight lifter and want to gain muscle mass and increase your max strength; it may be a great supplement for you! However, if you enjoy aerobic exercise, it does very little to improve your fitness—making it not worth the retained water and potential gastric distress.

Calories

Did you know it takes 3500 calories burned to lose 1lb? To lose a pound per week, one just needs to be “negative” 500 calories per day. Being “negative” 500 calories per day means that you burn 500 more calories than you consume. It’s easy! When paired with a work out, this could mean just…

Fiber

If you want more fiber in your diet, you need more plant foods. Fruits and veggies are loaded with fiber and studies show that you can increase your risk for heart disease with a low-fiber diet. The older we get, the less calories we need, and therefore less fiber. Generally if you are under 50,…